Higher Farm Cottage

Weymouth, Dorset

Into a quiet village, down a leafy lane, to a big cheerful house ideal for families and near the sea. Wellies to borrow, sheep to meet...


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 8


Families can have a ball in this handsome listed house, behind high walls with sweeping gardens. The place exudes centuries-old charm: uneven floors, bumpy walls, boxed-in staircases and a beautiful antique basin in the downstairs loo. Adults have easy sofas in a bright sitting room to sink into – and a cosy wood-burner – as kids scamper over tiled floors topped by Turkish kilims, or trot through French windows to the sheltered garden; its flat lawn is ideal for ball games. Cook up a feast on the Aga in the smart farmhouse kitchen (there’s an electric oven too), then gather around the scrubbed farmhouse table. For summer there’s a sheltered terrace. Up steep stairs are two single rooms on the first floor with dainty window seats; above are the doubles. If you need help with anything, ask generous Dawn, who keeps it immaculate; she also keeps hens and sheep. The village is quiet and has a good pub; the Jurassic Coast, with its chalk, coves and pretty villages, is two miles off; the nearest beach 20 minutes. A holiday home for unpretentious people – big, easy, great fun.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Short breaks available in low season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £116
Weekly price
from £810
1 Cottage for 8
From £1165 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Peter Cropper

  • Dorest Coast Path
  • World Heritage Coastline
  • Jurassic Coast
  • Chesil Beach and The Fleet
  • Weymouth and Dorchester
  • Wonderful fish restaurants at West Bay and Lyme Regis